Japanese musician known as the guitarist and songwriter for the rock band B'z. He also has had a successful solo career.
He worked as a session musician for other artists during the 70's and 80's.
He came in first place in a 2011 poll on which guitarist best represents Japan.
He is from Osaka, Japan. His first marriage was brief. He married his second wife, Saeko, and the couple welcomed a daughter and a son together.
He joined Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy to form The Tak Matsumoto Group in 2004.